Haven’t You Seen IPL Destroying A Country: West Indies are out of the Super 12 of the T20 World Cup. They are the only multiple-time champions in the history of the T20 World Cup to be knocked out in the group stage.
In the match against Ireland, Caribbean Pata lost by nine wickets. The West Indies scored 146 runs for the loss of five wickets in the specified over and Ireland, who batted in reply, grabbed the victory with nine wickets and 15 balls to spare.
West Indies, once synonymous with kid’s cricket, with toe-crushing yorkers and sky-high sixes, now look like they are crumbling.
Some franchise leagues like IPL have also played a major role in West Indies’ exit from this World Cup. Franchise leagues like Hundreds to name a few are the indirect reason for the West Indies cricket team’s exit from this World Cup.
The downfall of West Indies cricket started when many of the superstars of the West Indies cricket team gave more importance to these franchise leagues than the national team.
Stars including Andre Russell and Sunil Narine, one of the best cricketers the world has ever seen, gave importance to such T20 leagues than the national team.
After this, coach Phil Simmons took a strict stand against them and many including Russell and Narine were left out of the World Cup team.
Not only this, Shimron Hetmeyer, who is performing relatively well in batting, was also removed from the team ‘without reason. Even the management who excluded the star from the squad on the grounds of missing the flight did not expect such a backlash.
The player was eliminated due to a missed flight weeks before the start of the tournament. The question of the fans that there is not only one flight service from the Caribbean countries to Kollam is coming up again.
With the World Cup still days away, Hetmeyer would have no problem reaching Australia. But the Windies team took revenge by dropping them from the squad.
West Indies, who were once the kings of cricket, are now on their knees. Vivian Richards and Clive Lloyd were among the stars to pick up the torch in successive transition periods.
Gayle, Chandrapaul, and Pollard, who came next, kept the torch intact. But with no one to pass it on to, that torch is now slowly going out.